BMW cuts Mini production in Limburg after strikes

Production line at NedcarGerman car maker BMW has cut the number of cars it is producing at the VDL Nedcar plant in Limburg following concerns about the number of strikes.

In total, BMW has slashed the production of new Minis by 1,000 and dozens of jobs are at risk, the Financieele Dagblad said at the weekend.

There have been three one-day strikes over the past six months and a fourth is planned for Monday.

The VDL Group’s Jan Mooren told the paper part of the production of the Mini Hatch isĀ  now being transferred to Oxford. BMW itself has not made a connection between the strikes and the production cut, the FD said.

According to local broadcaster L1, Mooren is concerned that other orders may be lost because of the damage to the company’s image.

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